Van Heerden fails at Sundowns

2011-09-21 21:21

Johannesburg - Elrio van Heerden will not be signing for Mamelodi Sundowns after coach Johan Neeskens decided not to bring the playmaker on board.

The former Bafana Bafana international had been training with The Brazilians in the hope of impressing Neeskens and ending his long search for a new club.

But Sundowns communications manager Alex Shakoane has told that the 28-year-old has now been told he can seek employment elsewhere.

“We have released him, he is no longer training with us. The coach felt he was not what we needed,” Shakoane says.

Van Heerden’s business manager, Rob Moore, said there was “no news” on where to next for the attacking midfielder.

Van Heerden has not played competitive football since February having fallen out of favour with Belgian club Westerlo.

His contract with the team expired at the end of last season and he has been looking for a side ever since, having trials in Portugal and training with Lierse in Belgium too to keep fit.

He has been linked with moves to Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United in the last nine months, but as of now he is still on the hunt.

Being a free agent, he is free to join any PSL or overseas side outside of the transfer window.


  • mrmogoswane - 2011-09-22 08:52

    Come to chiefs, we badly need a player of you're caliber.

  • abia - 2011-09-22 11:00

    Sundowns ...Mr Motsepe you should start evaluating your seems he desn't know what he want..Sundowns is loosing important games, while the coach rejecting the important players.When last does Sundowns beat Orlando Pirates? Since Natasha sell the club..Sundowns is a bad team with a huge salary paid to the incompetent players. I wonder how long the coach will last this time..the man is very arrogant...Elrio come to my team...The Zebra force,,we will utilise you......

      Luthando Gumbi - 2011-09-22 12:18

      our problem is not in midfield. we dont need him. whose place would he take? - 2011-09-22 13:05

      Problem is defence, you score and get score more....

      Sinqulile - 2011-09-23 15:46

      I like pple when they complain when Sundowns bring on board former international also complain when It reject them, It shows that ppl are more on what is happening in their nabourewood.

  • - 2011-09-22 14:01

    Go to Bloem my man....

  • Sipho - 2011-09-22 15:09

    The door is open for you at Moroka Swallows, please go and knock at their door and it will be opened Elrio and Tso, swallow your pride these big clubs are not what you think they are to them they need finish product so guys the ball is in your court

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